How to Balance Work and Caregiving

We recently wrote an article with information about how employers can help their employees that are also caregivers. But, how do caregivers best manage both roles? No matter how understanding and accommodating an employer is, it can be difficult for caregivers to find a balance between these two important roles. Working caregivers can often feel […]

Eating & Drinking: A Guide for Dementia Caregivers

Having a healthy and balanced diet is important for both our physical and mental health. If we don’t eat and drink enough, or enough of the right things, our bodies are likely to experience negative effects, such as dehydration, weight loss, and constipation. Someone with dementia may find these health problems particularly difficult as health […]

Tips for Caregiving Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on people across the world. As the virus continues to spread, we’re seeing unprecedented changes being made in Australia that will significantly alter how we live our daily lives for the time being. For caregivers, this may be a particularly tough time as we start to worry about the […]

8 Common Early Signs of Dementia

Dementia is not one specific disease. The term ‘Dementia’ describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders that affect the brain. A person living with Dementia may experience difficulty thinking, behavioural changes, and a loss of ability to perform everyday tasks. Deterioration of the brain is natural as we age, and older adults […]

Balancing Working & Caregiving: How Employers Can Help Their Employees

Often, caregivers take on the carer role while they are still working, whether full time or part-time. In many cases, people who find themselves in this situation like to keep their two roles separate. They may worry that their employers think they are too distracted to do well at work, or they may just simply […]

Tips for Organising an Outing for Someone With Dementia

For a person living with Dementia, getting out of the house and into a public place is important for their quality of life. Going outdoors gives us exposure to Vitamin D, which is vital for building strong bones and muscles. Being out in the daylight is also effective in regulating the body clock, which can […]

The 5 First Steps of Caregiving: For New Caregivers

Caregiving is a rewarding yet challenging role. There are many things to consider before, during, and after the decision to care for an elderly relative or loved one. Sometimes the first step is the hardest. You may have recently realised that an elderly loved one has slowly declined in their abilities to the point where […]